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Stuart G

Stuart G's Journal
Stuart G's Journal
November 6, 2023

I realized today, I learned a new word at DU............ "postcarder"

This was a long time ago that I saw this word, but I realized it today............"postcarder" IS A NEW WORD FOR ME....
Thank You......Dulcinea....for new word.......(Yes, I am a very slow learner...August 13 is a long time ago)

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10113368

November 6, 2023

India's New Delhi blanketed by toxic haze, world's most polluted city again

Source: reuters.com

NEW DELHI, Nov 3 (Reuters) - India's capital New Delhi was wrapped in a thick layer of toxic haze on Friday and some schools were ordered closed as the air quality index (AQI) plummeted to the "severe" category.

New Delhi again topped a real-time list of the world's most polluted cities compiled by Swiss group IQAir, which put the Indian capital's AQI at 640 in the "hazardous" category on Friday, followed by 335 in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Regional officials said a seasonal combination of lower temperatures, a lack of wind and crop stubble burning in neighbouring farm states had caused a spike in air pollutants.

Many of New Delhi's 20 million residents complained of irritation in the eyes and itchy throats with the air turning a dense grey as the AQI hovered around 480 in some monitoring stations.

An AQI of 0-50 is considered good while anything between 400-500 affects healthy people and is a danger to those with existing diseases.
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Please see comment below ....My own special comment...............
Please compare New Delhi's numbers above with the numbers from New York City below:

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/india/air-pollution-indias-new-delhi-turns-severe-some-schools-shut-2023-11-03/



My own special comment Our most populated city's air right now..

What is air quality in NYC right now?: measured by U.S. government:
New York Air Pollution: Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)
Current Max
PM2.5 AQI ... 71
O3 AQI 5 ... 28
NO2 AQI 40 - 45
CO AQI 5 - 5

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Compare those numbers with New Delhi's numbers above in first part of this post.
November 6, 2023

Something very positive happened in the U. S. A. The air is much cleaner now than in the 50s..

Not a little...........but a .......(Whole lot cleaner than before in the 50s)

Many cities passed laws that outlawed, coal burning, over time autos were cleaned of their emissions.
Air clean laws were passed by many cities. Nuclear Power was reduced due to "Four Mile Island" break down.
(and many, many other improvements in the climate) Where I lived in South Chicago, we often got bad air
from the steal mills 15 miles away.
....1.......So many improvements in climate laws. The air is measured for pollution by the federal government........
....2......There are such things as.........."Bad Air Days"
....3....... Public Schools cannot heat with coal... (they were the last to follow the rules)...
....4...... Cars are much cleaner than they were in the 50s and 60s....In fact it is the law that they are clean of pollutants.
....5...... Cars are also much safer with the Air Bags and required seat belts in front and back
.....6...... People live longer and better due to medical improvements..
.....7...... Diets are better now. (People have a lot of choices these days as far as decent food is concerned. )

and ...............MORE AND MORE AND MORE, AND MORE AND MORE!

November 5, 2023

The Republicans , have opened a gold mine of "STUPIDITY" by promoting Mike Johnson as "Speaker of the House"

I guess they didn't know what they were buying. It stinks and smells, but that is who they are: horse S**T.
Stupid is what, 'Stupid Is."

November 4, 2023

100 Best Comedy Movies....YES WE NEED TO LAUGH!!!!!

At link there is a list..I don't agree with all the rankings, but here is 100 of the funniest movies
I don't think you could go wrong with any of the top 30 movies
]Number 27.. ."Blazing Saddles "
Number 46... "Producers" .........couldn't stop laughing at this...all through it.
are my favorites of all time ...Please list your favorites so all of us can laugh..(We need it these days)

https://www.timeout.com/film/100-best-comedy-movies

November 3, 2023

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November 3, 2023

Why a War in Gaza, (southern Isreal)

At link below:

"The IDF and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have flatly rejected mounting calls for a cease-fire or even a humanitarian pause in their war against Hamas, insisting that any letup would merely give the group — long designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and most of Europe — time to reorganize. Hamas triggered the ongoing war with its unprecedented Oct. 7 terror attack on southern Israel, during which Israel says 1,400 people were killed and about 240 taken hostage."

November 3, 2023

MY FAVORITE FOOD?.IS......PIZZA , PIZZA, MORE PIZZA...(all kinds of pizza)

It ain't complicated....PIZZA, PIZZA..MORE PIZZA!!!

November 2, 2023

Nothing I have done is "More Addictive" then my coming to "Democratic Underground" and, Sitting at the Computer

and Going On The Internet"................................ I really don't know what to do.

.....Sitting too long at one spot is ..........Very Dangerous.
..... In just a moment, I will give you a link to more information on this topic..............................................
Thank You for Reading This.........Here is a link about how ."..Sitting too long can kill you.".... Link is below:
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https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/health/sitting-increases-risk-of-death-study/index.html

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Some more information on the link. The link is from cnn.com at link above, also it is in the health section of CNN. (at link above)..........And...................................................................................................

. ...Thank You Again For Reading This...........................

.........Stuart G.

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About Stuart G

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know...... ..... And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.
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